Se Alquila, art for disused spaces

Se Alquila ESTADO

 

 

SE ALQUILA was born as an alternative to the dominant cultural and defends a model of social management and participation in culture, working on current issues, analyzing the roles and daily habits of the community, inviting to action and reflection on specific topics of interest general.

 

 

 

 

 


As a sign of identity, SeAlquila (created by the cultural asociations ENTREsijos and Lacosacultural) occurs in public and private abandoned or underused spaces. They create ephemeral cultural events and give diffusion and visibility to the contemporary artistic creation. This kind of "squat" events, temporary and peaceful, it is a response to the need to reclaim the use of the multitude of spaces and properties, whether public or private, are abandoned, unused or underused to become "refuges creativity ", places of production, learning, reflection and enjoyment, also showing its exhibition and trade possibilities.

 

Se Alquila CUERPO

 

 

Se Alquila BURBUJA

 

 

In previous years they were held SeAlquila Bubble, SeAlquila Body, SeAlquila Market, Se Alquila State, and in this fifth edition, SeAlquila Public, has proposed to the creators of all disciplines working under the same concept, that of " public "in any of its forms. Thus, more than 100 proposals from all disciplines, painting, photography, performance, installation, video art ... make the program of performances, workshops, panel discussions, concerts and exhibitions that this year, in Madrid, will be held in one of the great nineteenth century buildings, the former headquarters of Daoiz and Velarde, present and future cultural center theater. And this year, SeAlquila is also based in Guayaquil (Ecuador).

 

 

 

 

 

On Thursday 19 and Friday 20 November, two debates-dialogue will be held, "to make (it) PUBLIC" which will feature professional and cultural players arrived in the public domain and independent practice (Azucena Klett - Area of ??Arts of the City Council of Madrid, Javier Martin -.. Art Advisory CAM, INTERMEDIAE, Goethe Inst and Javier Duero - Regardless commissioner). Both debates, open to public participation, try to develop a constructive dialogue on cultural policies and other forms of participation in the management of culture in Madrid.

 

 

On Saturday November 21, the artistic projects selected this year will be presented to the public ... and among them is UN OJO PARA EL ARTE / AN EYE FOR ART (# ArtMadrid15 partners, congratulations !!)

 

The CEART opens this Thursday, November 14th in the room A an exhibition dedicated to this master of photography, which will be open to the public until February 9th. The show includes one of the artist's latest projects, focused on the hard work carried out by the miners of Serra Pelada, an open gold mine in the heart of Brazil where employees daily risked their lives.

Immigration, poverty, marginal life, slave labour, man's relationship with the land, the use of natural resources... are issues that have always fascinated Salgado. From the beginning of his career as a photographer, his work has opted to give visibility to the most disadvantaged groups and to create with his images a vivid and impressive visual story without fakes. With a raw black and white, this author's work transits between photo-reportage and naturalistic photography.

And the idea that permeates all his work is human dignity. Salgado portrays employees, miners and gatherers from a purely humanistic approach that wants to value their integrity, their strength and their resilience.

“If you photograph a human, so that he is not represented in a noble way, there is no reason to take the picture. That is my way of seeing things.”

Salgado entered this discipline long after completing his studies in economics between Brazil and the United States, and a doctorate in statistics in France. But in 1973 his life took a turn, and he decided to start his career as a photographer. He achieved to work at the Gamma Agency and Magnum Photos for more than 15 years until in 1994 he founded his own agency “Amazonas Imagen”.

With the “Gold” project, the photographer portrays a harsh reality that takes place in the Serra Pelada mine, a name given to a totally devastated and anarchically excavated mining enclave, the world's largest open-pit gold mine, through which more than 50,000 people have passed. In the heat of the legends about the mysterious “El Dorado”, the enthusiasm for this precious metal led to the development of strenuous exploitation practices for the workers and to originate tales of grief and glory, of human victory and defeat between the soil, the tunnels and the cargo baskets.

The CEART exhibition brings together Salgado's full portfolio in his characteristical black and white and large-format photographs that leave no one indifferent.